Hi, just ordered myself (company car) an Antera 183ps SE manual, smoke grey with titanium leather. After 3 years in an insignia I fancied a change.
Just recently moved with work up to the Lake District so wanted a 4x4 with a decent sized boot (ruled out the Mokka) but is able to make comfortable and resonably fuel efficent progress up and down the M6 (ruled out Hilux).
That said I was disappointed to learn that the AWD system is not the same as used on the Mokka and insignia (haldex system) and instead uses an Intelligent Torque Controlled Coupling?
Does this mean that a front wheel slip has to occur before the AWD system engages? The other systems engage on acceleration so no slip on the front wheels occurs. Less likley to bog down at the front before the push from the back kicks in.
Any tec types out there who understand how the antara works?
Does the traction control retard a spinning wheel so you don't get the embarrassing 4x4 opposite corner wheel spin when trying to make progress on snow or a muddy field?
Too late to change my mind, and I think it's the best of the options I had, i'm just interested.